My DS is <potentially> learning all sorts of new life skills, just in the course of 2 weeks at BS! It kind of reminds me of the 'There's a Hole in the Bucket' song:
Son: My laundry is dirty (dear mother dear mother)
Mother: So wash it
Son: I have no money on my school card (which is what the machines take)
Mother: So put money on your card
Son: The machine won't take my dollar
Mother: So get a nice crisp $20 with your new ATM card - I'm sure you'll need it!
Son: I haven't made it to the school post office to get the card
So many life skills to learn right there!
by the time he gets to college, he will be so ahead of the game!